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The nomination period is now open for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a year-long program that recognizes and supports community­-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on building the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change. Nominations must be submitted by February 1st, 2022.

Application link: https://bit.ly/3Esa7Fp

For more information, please contact Pete Buchanan at buchanan@mtcompact.org.

 
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! 2021-22 Montana Athletes In Service Award (MAIS)

Help us recognize the leadership, commitment, and service that our athletes have demonstrated in the past year by nominating a recipient for the 2021-22 Montana Athletes in Service award. The ceremony will take place on November 20th at the Brawl of the Wild game (Griz/Cats), Missoula. 
  • Nominations need to be received by November 5th, 2021 and we'll follow up with additional information soon. Only one nominee per campus.

For more information, please contact Pete Buchanan at buchanan@mtcompact.org


! 2021-22 George M. Dennison Scholarship

The 2022 George M. Dennison Civic Engagement Scholarship Application is now live.
  • Please help us spread the word far and wide at your institutions about these $1000 scholarships which honor Montana's civically engaged college students. Applications must be submitted by November 8th, 2021.

Application link: https://bit.ly/3uozFQ4 


! 2021-22 Montana Student Volunteer Award

In partnership with the Governor’s Office of Community Service, this award acknowledges college students across the state who have demonstrated service to their communities while pursuing a college degree or certificate.
  • The award will be presented on November 20th at the Brawl of the Wild game (Griz/Cats), Missoula. Only one nominee per campus. Nominations must be submitted by November 12th, 2021Only one nominee per campus.

For more information, please contact Pete Buchanan at buchanan@mtcompact.org


! deadline within 14 days

 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 

Program Coordinator II - Montana Campus Compact


Montana Campus Compact invites applications for a Program Coordinator II to oversee new site development, AmeriCorps candidate recruitment, Criminal History Checks, training design, and program evaluation for the MTCC AmeriCorps program. 

This position works as part of a team, with significant responsibility and leadership roles. MTCC will support 54 AmeriCorps (full-year and part-time) members in the areas of K-12 success, postsecondary access, and college completion initiatives. 

This position will recruit, manage and supervise student employees, including a Work-Study student and/or student intern.

For more information, please contact Pete Buchanan at buchanan@mtcompact.org.

 
Submit an Application
AMERICORPS
 

National Service Opportunities in the Network

January 10th, 2022 start date
  • AmeriCorps members receive the following benefits:
  • $4,441 Education Award to repay federal and state student loans or cover future education expenses;
  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $615 (pre-tax);
  • Health insurance and mental health support;
  • Childcare assistance;
  • Federal student loan forbearance;
  • Payment of federal student loan interest accrued during service;              
  • Cohort experience with 30+ full-time members across the state.

Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) has 10 positions available in Anaconda, Browning, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Sidney, Troy, and Whitefish, Montana.

These roles are located in High Schools and other educational nonprofits where AmeriCorps members serve as college-positive mentors and role models for students.

Interested? Contact Eli Bowe at bowe@mtcompact.org or 406-243-5458.

 
FEATURED BLOG
 

There is a bright yellow sign hanging in the middle of the offices of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Missoula branch. It reads: “NO HATE. NO FEAR. REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE. #ChooseHumanity.” This sign lays out the perfect structure for me to use for self-reflection on my first month of service as a Montana Campus Compact AmeriCorps Leader.

NO HATE. There is simply no time or place for hatred when serving as a volunteer with the IRC. I am fortunate to work with and serve a variety of different groups of people at my service placement; I interact regularly with IRC colleagues, state and local officials, members of nonprofits, and of course, the refugee clients.

 
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DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT

Student Voting Resources
 

Colleges are a huge, under-appreciated, and invaluable resource to inspire and equip individuals to vote in their upcoming elections. Colleges and universities, no matter public or private, 2-year or 4-year, are not only influential to their students but are typically huge employment agencies in the area as well as prominent and multi-faceted community establishments!

Below are some guidelines and resources for making your vote as a student count and for helping ensure others can recognize their right to vote as well!

Are you a first-time voter?
  • You are eligible to vote if—
    • You are a U.S. citizen.
    • You meet your State’s residency requirements.
    • You are 18 years old. Some states allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries and/or register to vote if they will be 18 before the general election.
 
  • In the United States, individual states decide how and when to register voters, which has often led to confusion. Just 13 states allow voter registration on Election Day.
Voting Resources and Toolkits
NATIONAL CAMPUS COMPACT
 

Campus Compact’s 2021-2022 national webinar series takes the great and varied work happening on the ground around the country and brings it straight to your desk. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune in each month for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire you.
Register Today
Join Campus Compact for the largest and most inclusive national conference focused on the role of higher education in building healthy communities and fostering a just and equal democracy.

 
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Communities of Practice Credentialing Program

Campus Compact’s Communities of Practice (CoPs) offer community engagement practitioners from across the country a platform and space for shared learning and collegial support to advance their engagement practice in a manner characterized by equity and integrity. Each CoP focuses on a specific domain of higher education community engagement practice.

Applicants commit to attending six regularly-scheduled, 90-minute virtual group sessions. There is no fee to participate in a CoP. Preference is given to individuals affiliated with Campus Compact member institutions.

 

Sign up Today (Winter 2021)
PODCASTS

OCTOBER 27, 2021

Code Switch
Ask Code Switch: Parents Just Don't Understand 


Or do they? This week, we're answering some of your toughest questions about race and your parents. How do you create boundaries with immigrant parents? What dynamics might interracial couples bring to families? And why do so many Black parents want to prevent their kids from looking "too grown"?
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OCTOBER 25, 2021

Hidden Brain
We Broke the Planet. Now What?


We’ve grown accustomed to viewing climate change as an enemy we must urgently defeat. But is that the right metaphor for the greatest existential problem of our time? This week, we consider how to reframe the way we think about life on a changing planet. 
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OCTOBER 22, 2021

Checks and Balance
Labour’s Love Lost


Wages are going up and employees are walking out - some to strike, some never to come back. American workers have more leverage than before the pandemic. How permanent is this shift in power? 

 
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ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
Articles

7 Innovative Approaches To Course Design
Bridging the Digital Divide: Lessons from COVID-19
Can Civics Education in Colleges Strengthen Democracy?
Greater Need for Food At Community Colleges

Food Pantries Merge to Wipe Out College Hunger
Study: A Nudge Goes a Long Way in Delivering Basic Needs Support
The Impact of COVID-19 On Education


Call for Papers

International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

Discounts

Campus Compact member bookstore 20% discount

Journal(s)

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

Resources

Benefits of Civic and Community Engagement Primer
Campus Compact Knowledge Hub: Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning In the Time of COVID
Campus Compact Podcast 
Civic Action Plan Library
Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative.
Free Access to Daily Chatter world news newsletter
Virtual Volunteer Resource Collection

Training

Campus Compact Virtual Dialogue Training   
Story to Share? Send it to Us!
 
The MTCC Network Office wants to share your good news! Especially those pieces related to campus-community partnership, civic engagement, service-learning, volunteerism, and democracy.

Email your story ideas, or ready-made pieces to Pete Buchanan at buchanan@mtcompact.org to get them included in the monthly newsletter, regularly seen by education and community leaders across Montana.
Montana Campus Compact Affiliates:
Aaniiih Nakoda College
Blackfeet Community College
Carroll College
Dawson Community College
Flathead Valley Community College
Fort Peck Community College
Great Falls College MSU
Helena College UM
Little Big Horn College
Miles Community College
Montana State University Billings
Montana State University
Montana State University Northern
Montana Tech
Salish Kootenai College
The University of Montana
The University of Montana Western

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